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Small Business BC CEO to Help Create BC’s Future Accessibility Standards


The Province of British Columbia has appointed 30 people to develop our first ever provincial requirements for accessibility: The Employment Accessibility Standard and the Accessible Service Delivery Standard.

These accessibility requirements will assist to take away and forestall boundaries that prohibit individuals with disabilities from equally collaborating of their neighborhood.

Small Business BC CEO, Tom Conway, has been appointed to the Accessible Service Delivery Standard committee, which has a mandate to perform the next duties:

  • Recommend necessities for the proposed new commonplace
  • Identify desired outcomes (long-term or short-term) of every requirement
  • Identify sorts of boundaries every requirement would determine, take away or stop
  • Identify beneficial individuals or organizations/courses of group who can be topic to the necessities
  • Create a beneficial timeline for the implementation of the proposed commonplace

As an individual who lives with disabilities himself, accessibility is a matter of nice significance to Tom, and has been for over thirty years. Earlier in his skilled profession, whereas on the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tom advocated for service individuals with disabilities by his work with the White House Commission on Veterans with Disabilities. Tom has additionally led Easterseals Central California and the BC Schizophrenia Society to actively promote change for folk and their households residing with disabilities and extreme psychological sickness.

Alongside his function as SBBC CEO, Tom sits on the board of the Presidents Group, a community of 25 change-driven BC enterprise leaders working to create extra accessible and inclusive workplaces.

Discover Accessibility Resources for Business at SBBC

At Small Business BC, our objective is to make our academic sources as extensively accessible as attainable, whereas acknowledging we nonetheless have progress to make in offering barrier-free entry to our companies. Visit our devoted Accessibility Resources for Business and discover sources and helps together with the Workplace Accessibility Grant. This direct monetary assist is designed to assist employers create an inclusive work atmosphere for individuals with disabilities.

Learn How BC is Working to Improve Accessibility

Visit the Province of BC web site to study extra concerning the Accessible British Columbia Act and its implementation, together with an accessibility suggestions instrument, the Provincial Accessibility Committee, and the brand new newly fashioned technical committees.



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